ChiliFest 2018

September 15

3rd Ave between 10th and 8th St

10:00am - 6:00pm

Sanctioned by the International Chili Society and sponsored by WSAZ and Advantage Toyota, the 35th year of ChiliFest in Huntington, West Virginia, benefits Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Tri-State. Since its beginnings at Ritter Park in 1983, the event has grown to well over 20,000 people jamming into Pullman Square in search of their favorite cup of chili.

While locals look forward to ChiliFest each year, cooking teams from all over the East Coast travel to Huntington to compete in the International Chili Society’s West Virginia State Chili Championship.
The winner of this “much heated” event qualifies to represent West Virginia at the ICS World’s Chili Championship. Cooks come from far and wide to downtown Huntington, with their pots, spices, secret ingredients and chili lore for this spirited competition.

ChiliFest is a charity cook-off event benefiting the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Huntington. All chili sample tickets are $1 each or six for $5.
For a full schedule of Chilifest please visit

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